Faculty Governance Update — March 2020

A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association

Greetings, faculty. As we navigate this uncharted course presented to us by COVID-19, I’d like to thank you for your steadiness and continued commitment.

In this challenging time, let’s encourage each other to be forgiving as we experience missteps. And please remember to practice self-care to avoid being frazzled and overwhelmed.

Reach out to your colleagues and let them know we are here for each other. Reassure students that we will support them the best way we know how. Continue to be patient. And please remember to check The Grove and your email to stay current as updates about our changing environment become available. You are also encouraged to use the hashtag #OurValencia as you share our story on social media and track the positive things you’re doing for both students and fellow faculty members. We will thrive and get through this, together.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, or you just need someone to listen during this time, please contact me at sreed21@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 4224.


  • John Niss said:

    Stanton –

    Thanks for the reminder to be kind to ourselves and each other. I've seen more evidence of how strong our culture is here at Valencia this week than I have at any other time. We have the strengths and the tools we need to care for each other and our students and to make sure that our students have the educational experience they deserve.

    For you and everyone I've worked with this week, I'll paraphrase Sandy, "Good job keeping the main thing the main thing."

    PMThu, 26 Mar 2020 16:25:18 +0000Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:25:18 +0000pm20,4:25 pm

  • Aida E. Diaz said:

    Thank you Stanton!! We are in a better place than many out there.

    PMFri, 27 Mar 2020 16:52:21 +0000Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:52:21 +0000pm20,4:52 pm

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